Eudaimonia could justifiably be translated as “good death” just the same as it could be translated as “good life”. This is because it refers to the totality of a person’s life, and accounts for everything that happened within it from the beginning, and including the end. This morning I learned that one of my dearest friends has passed on. I know it sounds strange, maybe even terrible, but to me this is beautiful news. In so much as there can be a good life, there can be a good death, and those who have achieved either serve as sources of strength in my own times of struggle. An end to suffering is all anyone can hope for, and for this reason I take comfort in my friend’s departure. As each night ends a new day begins.
My husband’s the one wearing the cowboy-trucker hat. #lestergrass #thatshowyasayleicester
Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. After today the sun just keeps getting higher and the days grow longer. Today is also Frank Zappa’s birthday, my half birthday, and tonight I will play my last show in RI before I move down south to Asheville. I will miss the smallest state, and the biggest hearts I’ve ever known dearly. But, like the evergreens, we will, as we always have, survive the hardest freeze. ♡♥♡♥